Otztal Ski Tour: Vent to the Martin Busch Hut

Sölden

Vent

Trentino-Alto Adige

Day 1: A positioning day to the Martin Busch Hut

Ski Touring Moderate

Distance
7.1 km
Ascent
664 m
Descent
55 m
Duration
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.9 km
High Point
2.5 km
Gradient
21˚
Otztal Ski Tour: Vent to the Martin Busch Hut Map

This is an easy day up the valley to the hut. It can be combined with some skiing off the lifts in Vent before you start skinning to get you ski legs going, or further skinning above the hut as desired. The following day goes very high so an easier day to acclimatise might be a good investment for the rest of the tour. From the village of Vent follow the obvious skinning trail from the church up the steep sided valley floor on the R side of the river in ascent.

Difficulty

Moderate

Slopes become slightly steeper at around 25-30 degrees.

Medium Exposure (E2)

2 out of 4

As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.

Remoteness

3 out of 4

Little chance of being seen or helped in case of an accident.

Best time to visit

March, April

Features

  • Tree Skiing

Equipment required

  • Rope
  • Skins
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Glacier kit

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